Master in Real Estate

EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht - EBS Business School

Program Description

Master in Real Estate

EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht - EBS Business School

Master in Real Estate

The demand for highly qualified specialists in Real Estate management is on the rise. Accounting for around 20% of all companies and 10% of all employed persons in the German economy, the real estate industry is one of the largest and most important business sectors in the country. Approximately 55% of all loans granted in Germany are secured by real estate.

The Master in Real Estate delivers a professional education in real estate with a strong international focus. As a participant in the programme, you will explore complex investment structures and discuss important real estate questions, optimally preparing you for a career in the real estate industry.

The programme will equip you with the relevant expert knowledge at a high academic level so that you gain an understanding of important issues in real estate management, real estate law and real estate economics and are able to apply your knowledge in the practical setting.

The programme also comprises modules in personal development, a study semester abroad to strengthen intercultural competence and a strong practical component with an integrated compulsory internship, expert lectures and corporate visits.

Become an expert in real estate management!

Why study the programme?

In the overall German university rankings published by the 'Immobilien Zeitung' the EBS Master in Real Estate was ranked fourth. Programme content was rated excellent and was ranked first.

In the Master in Real Estate you will take a critical look at and analyse real estate topics such as real estate management, real estate law and real estate economics. Through the involvement of experts and managers from the real estate industry, an integrated compulsory internship lasting at least six weeks in Germany or abroad and extra-curricular events including workshops, corporate visits or presentations, you will learn to apply theoretical knowledge to the practical environment. At the same time you will have the opportunity to extend your network to include our corporate partners, for example Aareal Bank, Generali Immobilien, Union Investment, to name just a few.

All courses are taught in English and in small groups to ensure high-quality learning. An integral part of the curriculum is a study experience abroad (third semester) at one of our renowned partner universities. In addition, you also have the opportunity to gain a dual degree (e.g. an MBA or a specialist Master from one of our partner universities).

Personal coaching in one-to-one talks and optimal support of personal development through modules such as Studium Fundamentale and Personal Mastery, together with a wide range of student initiatives round off the curriculum.

Programme structure

The programme begins in September and January each year and is organized in two semesters spent at EBS and one semester spent abroad.

The modules Research Methods I & II, Studium Fundamentale I & II and Personal Mastery are compulsory in all Master's programmes. This gives you the opportunity to learn from and share experiences and ideas with students pursuing other specialist options.

There are seven compulsory courses in the Master in Real Estate: Advanced Real Estate Financing, Real Estate Valuation, Real Estate Economics, Advanced Real Estate Management, Real Estate Risk Management & Statistics, Sustainable Real Estate Development, Real Estate Investment.

The third semester is reserved for your study experience abroad and the compulsory internship. The Master’s thesis dealing with a real estate topic is written between the second and third semester, frequently in cooperation with a company from the real estate industry.

Tuition fees

As a private university EBS is financed to a large extent by tuition fees. These ensure the high quality of teaching and other additional services, which makes studying at EBS so special.

Tuition fees for the Master's programme (MSc) amount to 7,950 euro per semester with an additional 690 euro enrolment fee and 100 euro for the admissions process.

Funding & Financing

Tuition fees should, however, not be an obstacle to studying at EBS Universität. The achievements and personal characteristics of applicants are decisive, not their social background. EBS offers all students a number of student finance and funding opportunities, which ensure that all applicants who successfully complete the admissions process are able to study at EBS.

We maintan co-operation agreements with local banking institutions, such as the Nassauische Sparkasse. Tution fees, monthly living costs and travel expenses should be considered when applying for a loan. The banks will, in most cases, make loans available to students from Germany and EU countries.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Entry Requirements

To take part in the Personal Master Assessment (PMA), you are required to submit the following documents:

  • completed online application
  • proof of first degree for admission to the Master's programme
  • detailed overview and condensed description of first degree content and (where available) the Diploma Supplement
  • CV with photo (in English)
  • letter of motivation (in English)
  • proof of internship
  • proof of advanced English language skills (TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent proof)
  • valid GMAT/GRE/EBSgrad (EBSgrad = internal postgraduate admission test)

Proof of a Bachelor or equivalent degree

A Bachelor´s degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS from a college, university, or technical school of acceptable standing is the major entry requirement for admission to the programme:

  • For students who hold a non-business Bachelor's degree EBS offers a preparation semester, where you can gain the required business knowledge for the MSc programmes.
  • If your first degree is in the field of business studies or in a business studies related subject you can directly enter the 18 months Master of Science programmes.

Intercultural experience by way of substantial time spent in a foreign culture would be an advantage.

On the basis of these documents, the admission committee determines whether the applicant fulfils the requirements for admission to the Master's programme at EBS.

Proof of English language skills

Proof of advanced English language skills can be demonstrated by TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.


A valid GMAT/GRE/EBSgrad is required. The score is significant for the allocation of study places abroad in the third semester.

Letter of motivation and CV

In addition to a current CV, applicants should submit a letter of motivation of approximately two pages in length outlining in detail the reasons for applying for the respective Master's programme.

Proof of work placement

EBS traditionally places great value on practice-relevant education, therefore proof of 10-week work placements is a prerequisite for admittance to the Master's programme. Work placements in Germany and abroad are acceptable, on condition that they were completed during or after the Bachelor's or equivalent degree programme.

Last updated May 26, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2016
Jan. 2017
3 semesters
Full time
7,950 EUR
Start date Sept. 2016
Germany Wiesbaden, Hesse
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Duration 3 semesters
Price 7,950 EUR
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Start date Jan. 2017
Germany Wiesbaden, Hesse
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Duration 3 semesters
Price 7,950 EUR
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